* Posts by Dan Paul

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Call girl gets six years for Googler's drug death

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Re: Six years? Anonymous Coward

Most of these so called "black teenagers" you mention are involved in the commission of a crime when they get shot. Very few are unjustified, the kid in Cleveland with the fake gun and the one in the Walmart with the airsoft rifle come to mind as examples. Bitch all you want about Ferguson but Michael Browns shooting was even cleared by the US DoJ as justified. Yes there are bad cops, but when it comes down to it, even a bad cop is better than no cops.

Almost 80% of crimes involving shootings are Black on Black crime. Cops are not involved. Legally registered guns are not involved, only stolen ones. Regardless of what you think you know from so called "News Services", WAY more cops get shot by criminals than the other way around.

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Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'

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Re: Cab drivers dont make a ton of money either ( at least in the U.S.)

I don't know why you got a downvote for explaining how all taxi companies (including Uber) perpetually shaft their "employees". Have an upvote!

Since many in the traditional Taxi services are also considered "contract" employees, they get screwed out of overtime and health benefits too.

There are not enough pejorative words in the English language to describe how I feel about these "employers".

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Twitter CRAWLS to Google ON ITS KNEES, starts blowing content

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Just exactly who decides.....

what is considered "relevant"? Is there a search option that excludes all "tweets"?

An enterprising programmer might want to make a search engine that does have that feature. Perhaps an even better programmer might make one that sends take down messages for every tweet that gets included in results.

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Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

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Re: I don't think

Yeah, but the people that are able to afford the Escalades in THAT section of town ARE the criminals!

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EU wants a panel o'boffins to replace solo science advisor

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She blinded me with Science!

Or baffled me with Bullship, whatever.

Thomas Dolby References aside, I have learned over my 59 years that you could try to get a group of academics in a room and none of them would ever agree with each other. Good luck getting a consensus. Who thinks thats going to help clueless politicians?

It's pretty obvious that "government by committee" is just another way to describe cluster f@ck.

In the US, we have the National Academy of Science which a friend described his job there as dumbing down Phd level information to an 8th grade level so our Politicians can understand it.

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Re: "...Windows 10 to be delivered as a service, this milestone..."

Millstone AND Albatross around the neck.

SaaS will be the death of Microsoft.

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Trans Pacific Partnership 'fast-track' bill dumped

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So called "Transparency"?

Hell has finally froze over and the Earth has stopped rotating on it's axis.

Senate Democrats have finally woken up and discovered that their President is about as opaque as a brick wall and is obviously hiding something again.

The reason this is "Fast Track" is because they are trying to pull a fast one on the American public. The TPPA bill (which no one is allowed to read) is only secret due to the fact the legislation would give something away that we can't afford to do anymore.

We can't vote on ANY legislation without examining what it is and when you have thousands of pages in a bill, it takes a few weeks to give it any kind of justice.

Just look at all the hidden taxes buried in the so called "Affordable Care Act" that are like time bombs due to explode AFTER Obama runs away in two years.

None of that was able to be discerned when the bill passed because it was so voluminous.

Obfuscation by sheer volume in this case puts all Americans jobs at risk and we can't afford that crap EVER again. It should be illegal to dupe the public through liberal application of bullshit and thats exactly what is happening here, NAFTA was bad enough.

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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The fallacy of "productivity"

Many business owners, particularly the self made ones; are famous for their "drive". I have personally heard things that would make your hair curl and then fall out. So called 'productivity" is the biggest lie perpetrated on employees.

The fact is that it is often the fault of certain employee's trying to agrandize themselves to management, that are the root cause of the problem. There are too many 'Suck ups" and "Yes Men" who devalue themselves and others by working for free.

Full time employment is 40 hours a week. Working 60 hours and not getting paid for 20 of them is the reason why people burn out and drop dead at their desks. Nobody can pay me enough to want to die for the company anymore. Working even more than 60 hours is the very definition of insane.

"At will" employment should be a thing of the past.

Productivity should be judged on quality not on quantity. Demands like the one from Musk or Gates are part of the reason that people are still unemployed. From now on, I'll check any prospective employers parking lot on the weekend and if there any cars there, I'll go somewhere else.

I for one would like to see overtime made illegal if required longer than 6 weeks. It should not be offered if there are any unemployed in the area.

Realistically, the legal definition of full time employment should be reduced to 32 hours/week and full health benefits should be paid pretax in full by the employer by the time the employee works more than 24 hours/week. MINIMUM VACATION should be 3 actual weeks (7 Days each) and should be fully paid.

This would do several things, like increase wages, decrease unemployment, balance workloads and in general make the quality of life better for employees everywhere. Not to mention the increase in service sector jobs needed to accommodate extra shifts and supervisory positions needed to manage more employee's. The increase in expendable income would more than pay for itself through other taxes. People would be happier and do better work.

That is the true measure of "productivity".

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You say you want a musical revolution. Actually, have three

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Re: 1983 synthesisers! Watch it!

SOME of us discerning listeners in the USA were already well aware of those bands in the very late 60's and early '70's.

How about Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, early Genesis, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Strawbs, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Moody Blues, Gentle Giant, Kansas, Procol Harum, King Crimson, Eno & Fripp, Zappa, Jethro Tull, Van deGraf Genrator, Can, Caravan, Curved Air, Camel, etc, etc. The list is too long and these "boffins" are anything but boffins.

Still some of the best music ever produced and makes most of today's popular music look like the derviative excrement it is. Seen alot of these on the septugenarian tours and the youth of today that hear these bands are just blown away at how good they are. When I tell them these are 50 & 60 year old bands, they can't believe it.

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A right or wrong time to go?

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Re: A right or wrong time to go?

It's the right time to go. The first indication is that you describe the place as a "charity". The cheapest people there are to have as customers are "not for profits", religious institutions and charities.

It seems they don't care about anything, express no loyalty and the new CEO who doesn't have any trust in the existing systems and made an end run around you, has an agenda that is antithetical to your own.

My advice is to make like a shepherd and get the flock out of there as soon as you can.

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Green Mountain Coffee brand

I think that Green Mountain makes almost all of the K-Cup pods out there. What's their stock look like?

Bet they have some guilt in this game too!

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Re: Honestly, what is wrong with an ordinary coffee pot?

I agree with the quantity but not the manufacturer. "Mr Coffee" is not anyone I would associate with good coffee for the specific reason that their normal type of filter (Flat bottom) can't make good coffee. Krups and Braun used to make 4 cup units that took Melitta type filters.

You could also get a single cup Melitta filter (Vee type) holder that goes on any container and just pour hot water from a kettle into it. Would work work for any tea as well.

Since coffee is so personal a choice, everyone has an opinion. As such, none of them are really wrong, just different.

Vive la difference!

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Re: Honestly, what is wrong with an ordinary coffee pot?

Who said you had to buy only a 12 cup unit? I only said to make a whole pot of coffee. So get a small coffee maker. The reason they have graduations on the side is to make less than a full pot. Obviously the need for coffee varies from person to person. The smallest 4 "cup" pot only ever made two mugs of coffee anyway.

All of the single serve units I have tried never made a "rich" cup anyway, they make weak coffee tea. The only one worth the powder to blow it to hell was a custom Italian job that was in a little motel in Maulberg, Germany where I stayed for business with E&H in 2006. I don't remember the manufacturer's name. It took regular beans and did all the magic inside. You could have bought a nice car for what the owner paid for it.

BTW, I have a french press, espresso machine, espresso pot for the gas stove, 4 or 12 cup unit for everyday & company, etc, etc. I used to have a grinder combo machine but I let the smoke out of it years ago.

If you like coffee with booze, try this: 3 shots of Bushmills dumped into the grounds of a Melitta filter type coffee maker, 8 to 10 teaspoons of your favorite poison, leave the pot out of the unit so the grounds have time (say 10 minutes) to absorb the Bushmills, then brew the coffee.

Two cups of that will wake a deadman and make him dance a jig.

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Honestly, what is wrong with an ordinary coffee pot?

Just make a whole pot of coffee for cripes sake. If the coffee is any good, it will be gone before you get a second cup. Get the flavors in a pump bottle if you need your hazelnut.

Too much waste comes from these damn pods anyway.

Keurig made it impossible to use your own coffee, someone comes up with an alternative refillable pod, they prevent that just like HP with printer cartridges and now Keurig acts all remorseful. Too late, too bad.

Screw them, make real pots of coffee in a real coffee maker and cut them out of the market entirely.

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Facebook echo chamber: Or, the British media and the election

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Re: I read somewhere...

I agree with your statement that one should only be able to vote if you are employed full time as here in the US, the Criminal in Chief and his minions are buying the votes of all the "wards of the state" by trying to redistribute the middle class taxpayers meager income every chance they have, making promises they can't keep, printing money we'll never be able to get back and in general giving the farm away to foreign governments.

All while the truly rich still pay almost no taxes. See, it doesn't matter if you are Conservative or Liberal, our collective governments still "bone" you regardless of affiliation.

Maybe if you take away the temptation, politicians might behave better, but I doubt it.

Something keeps nagging me that this "great experiment" is going to come crashing down and we will ALL end up in the poorhouse.

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ALIEN HUNT: Water similar to life-bearing Earth lakes FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

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Don't want to rain....

on their parade but my high school chemistry tells me that anything with a pH of 11 to 12 will corrode any organic and much inorganic matter present. pH neutral is 7. A pH of 11 to 12 is on the order of very strong lye (NaOH). pH is logarithmic and the value they stated is at the upper end of the measurement range.

All the more reason that PEOPLE should go there to look.

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Infusion pump is hackable … but rumours of death are exaggerated

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You forget the "Killer Nurse" syndrome

There have been plenty of cases of nurses that go off their wheels and kill patients. An overdose here, an injection of Succinylcholine there, an air bubble here. Lots of ways to off someone inside the hospital that are difficult to trace.

Even if it werent hacked, an infusion pump that is adjustable and exposed to the wrong person is dangerous enough, let alone one that is hackable.

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Red-faced Germans halt NSA cooperation after Euro spying revealed

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Re: Industrial espionage

They don't have to spy when they can just hire the employees.

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Canada passes controversial spook-powers law

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Re: royal ascent

Yeah, you might need to check that.

I seem to remember that Canada was a sovereign nation and not a colony anymore.

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Why OH WHY is economics so bleedin' awful, then?

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Re: Sitting Ducks @Eric Olsen

Saw this happen in real life with my own two eyes and ears. And no, if you are section 8, the whole rent and even some utility costs can be paid directly to the property owner.

Everything else you mention doesn't happen in NY State where you can get LIFETIME welfare benefits. The age of majority to emancipate yourself from parental regulation is 16. Getting pregnant seals the deal and qualifies you for every benefit including housing. Yes, there is some wait for housing but the cash rolls in regardless.

You are so full of your so called "Education" that you only believe what you read in studies, not what happens in real life.

Take your over-educated head out of your butt and see what is really happening. Who said anything about "going after welfare queens"? I just said it was happening all over and that people should not get benefits without something in return like work.

But hey, don't that get in the way of your leftwing propaganda and lies.

Over 50% of the people in this country recieve some kind of social support payment. Fraud is rarely investigated because that could be considered "racist".

The rest of us work for a living and I for one am sick and tired of supporting the lazy ones with my taxes when I don't get a say in how they are spent.

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Re: Sitting Ducks @Eric Olsen

My ex girlfriend was a property manager for subsidized housing for well over 10 years and yes, the "Welfare Queen" is alive and well in the Buffalo, NY area and everywhere else in cities in the USA.

It's not a strawman argument.

She personally handled the paperwork for dozens of them in her apartment buildings and knew the status of their children. Children who left the roost, got pregnant, got welfare and immediately tried to get section 8 housing subsidies at the same apartment complex where their mother lived.

Every family consisted of a single parent and multiple children and were completley dependent on welfare for everything.

This apartment building would ONLY take Section 8 clients as the payments go directly

to the apartment owner.

Any payments made to the "Welfare Queens" never made it to the building owner and the "client" was soon evicted (actually took over a year to accomplish eviction and costs thousands to do it).

You can quote all the so called studies you want. Reality beats academia every day.

No ruse, just simple fact, no weasel words just real life examples... and none of it came from a questionable source like NBER who has a leftwing socialist agenda.

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Re: Sitting Ducks @Eric Olsen

You really want humanity to reach the lowest possible common denominator don't you?

If you give money to the seriously drug addled, they will keep spending it on drugs until they either die or grow up. Most choose to die high.

The same with welfare queens that have been on welfare for 40 years and have raised 4 generations of children to think if I can just get pregnant I can get my own welfare check and my own apartment. Keep making the problem worse by supporting the source.

Just so much to aspire to in your world. Why even go to school and learn when you can get welfare? What possible reason could you have for becoming "better"? That word doesn't exist in your world.

If people have no compass (moral or otherwise), they lose their way and most fail.

The idea of "superiority" is only a problem when you have already defeated yourself by not trying.

If you don't even try to strive towards a better life, you're already lost and should just kill yourself.

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

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Re: I'm a Luddite...@Unicornpiss

In reference to last paragraph. There are boilers that come with a special "Outside Air" temp sensor that is (wait for it), located outdoors and provides a different ramp rate for the heating equipment if the OA temp is wamer or colder.

Thats what you are really looking for.

Turning the setback or away temp too low will result in having to heat the whole system up everytime the boiler fires. Boilers do not like cycling and you are damaging the boiler tubes by doing that. Not to mention that you are wasting fuel and electric because the on time is greatly increased.

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Re: 'be at 20C by 06:30' @AC

Depends on the thermostat whether it has a "modulating" output that is compatible with the gas valve on the boiler and it's electronics. There are several types of "modulating" output and input signals available. This is an area that should be covered by the HVAC company that put in your boiler or funace. They should have provided the right T'stat in the first place. Many times the electronics in the boiler/furnace takes an "ON/OFF" signal input and modulates the fuel accordingly.

In any case, a thermostat does not need an outward facing internet connection to operate.

Scheduled or timed operation is simple and has been available in simple programmable thermostats for years. Just be patient enough to program the start/end times for 7 days and you are done. Takes about 15 minutes if you RTFM that came with the T'stat. One setpoint for day and one for night is really all you need although some t'stats do have more capability.

Thermostats don't need to "learn" anything about your daily habits unless you are supremely lazy or ignorant of their operation.

Active Occupied/Unoccupied operation can use an "Occupancy Sensor" (whodathunkit) instead of timers to determine if anyone is home and thus will save money for the single person who is gone most of the day by not raising the temperature beyond "Night Setback" temperature until you get home.

It's only going to save money over timed operation if you have an erratic schedule and no one else occupies the home.

Moronic ideas like giving the Gas or Electric company remote internet access to your thermostat will not save YOU any money, only the Utility company. Renting ANYTHING from a cable TV/Internet provider is an even worse idea.

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Security bods gagged using DMCA on eve of wireless key vuln reveal

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Re: Unable to Confirm Fault Free?

If CyberLock manufactured an Access Control system that could be easily defeated then they are the ones at fault, NOT the people at IOActive who are trying to show how and why the CyberLock product is faulty.

IOActive at least needs to file a countersuit, and show an independent investigator the results of their tests.

As said elsewhere in this thread, the DMCA does not apply in this situation.

In reality, the greater good is the security work done by IOActive and they should publish it anyway as CyberLock has no case under DMCA.

EVERY Insurance company that paid a claim based on the faulty "security" provided by CyberLock would agree. If you produce a lock intended or advertised to secure life or property as did CyberLock, you automatically must have engineered out such "bugs". If you did not, then anytime there was an assault or theft the manufacturer can be held fully liable.

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Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

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Re: @ 's water music (was: systemd? Do not want.)

You must have meant "Thetan" Jake. It's synonymous with "cretin"

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

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Carly Fiorina is a waste of time

Carly Fiorina is a symptom of whats gone wrong with business and the Presidency today.

She and her minions only know how to destroy a company to satisfy utterly retarded activist investors needs. They do not know how to BUILD anything, ever. That's no way to be President either.

Look what her protoge Antonio Perez did to once proud Eastman Kodak. Now they may have legal recourse as below.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/2014/12/18/judge-suits-kodaks-perez-others-go-ahead/20582743/

The GOP has enough problems fielding a viable candidate without letting Carly cause more.

Like another poster, I would love to see 30,000 government employees out of work but the problem is that the wrong 30,000 people would get let go.

We need a President that can bring people together, not one that rips them apart. We have quite enough of that right now. The country is divided into two camps and there is no middle ground.

The trouble is that we have been doing things the "Democrat" way for 40 years, (spend and tax) and nothing has changed. What we need are jobs, not more welfare or socialism. Those programs only make people dependent on them just like hard drugs, instead we need to make the individual able to independently support themselves and their families. Then teach them some viable skills that they can use to better themselves beyond what the government can ever provide.

We need to put permanent tariffs on the products of any company that ships jobs overseas, so we can support the people that they left behind and keep what we have here. That money could pay for retraining, relocation etc.

We need a way to manage immigration and visas for those immigrants that can be or are already contributing members of society over this willy nilly illegal immigration that only causes an additional drain on scarce resources.

We need to foster some respect for our real public servants over the temper tantrums of disruptive, entitled thugs.

No one seems to understand or care that thousands of our police and teachers are assaulted and hundreds killed every year. They only get upset when it happens to one of them. I say too bad.

Where's the riots for the 3 dead cops recently killed in NYC? Where's the moral outrage over the beheading of hundreds of Coptic Christians overseas?

I'll tell you where...everyone is too politcally correct and cowardly to say anything about it. Which brings me to other qualities any Presidential candidate needs, candor and honesty.

Obama outright lied about what he stood for. He wasn't at all honest about anything because he knew he had to lie or no one would vote for him. He blames the cops and supports criminals when it should be the other way around. He supports and fosters ex-Weather Underground bombers and New Black Panther members, Islamic Fundementalists and military deserters over the rest of the population. He gives lip service and makes false promises to our Veterans.

"Hillarity" Clinton thinks the laws of this country don't apply to her or Bill and they have been skirting the law for 40 years. No one has had more investigations than them. She made a mockery of the position of Secretary of State and violated any number of laws during her tenure.

We need a Ben Carson or someone similar. Hopefully someone who won't be blackmailed by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson types. Someone who can stand up to the lies and bluster of the Left.

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

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Re: Doesn't surprise me

FCC Part 15 regulations state that equipment is not allowed to step all over the frequencies of other equipment.

That's a big Apple FAIL if it "blats" all over the audio track you are recording.

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Tesla Powerwall: not much cheaper and also a bit wimpier than existing batteries

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Re: @dom

US is typically 200 Amp service rating for new build homes. 100 amp is normal service rating for most older US homes and is minimum code in many locales. 40 amp service went out with the Dodo bird. Code says new service and breakers are required to sell most homes. No more fuses, period.

3kW isn't enough to power most US homes even intermittently. You would struggle with 10kw in most large modern homes.

Regulations are stacked in favor of the utilities and it may even be illegal to go off grid if you have existing grid power available.

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Re: Inverter?

Inverters typically convert DC or direct current to AC or alternating current. The AC can be used in an "Off Grid" application to make the Solar electricity usable by everyday standard equipment - Motors, Refigerators, Electronics, etc.

The AC produced by the inverter can be backfed into the main power system if they allow it. They call these systems "grid-tie". Lots of extra equipment like automatic transfer switches and utility power quality inspections needed to get the utility to pay any money or balance out your bill. Let's just say that utilities hate paying their customers.

Resistance heating elements technically don't really care if the power is DC or AC. Only the electronics that control the elements do. You could easily run lighting, electric baseboard or a kettle directly from DC power. However, batteries won't like high loads like that unless the battery banks are pretty big. You have to match the battery bank to the load over the time the load will be present.

If you want a cheap system and are willing to compromise then the offgrid style system will be best for you if your municipality will allow it. Total up the wattage of all the equipment you use, add a safety factor, calculate the size of the DC to AC inverter and batteries you need to satisfy the load and then size the solar panels so they can supply enough power to the batteries to run the equipment through the system. Every time you convert from DC to AC or back you will lose at least 10-15% from inefficiencies.

You don't make any money off such an "Off Grid" system you just don't have much of a bill.

With some management of load types you could come up with a reasonably priced system. You will likely have to do with wood heating, air drying and no air conditioning but you could run almost everything else you need from solar or wind power just not at the same time like when connected to the main power.

Just remember, almost everything about solar is a compromise in one way or another.

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Amazon boss Bezos' Blue Origins declares test flight 'flawless' ... if you overlook one snafu

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Re: Twig minus berries @ Neil Barnes

Yes, but what does Docter Flexi Jerkoff have to say about it? Or Emporer Wang the Perverted

Cum to think of it, that rocket looks like it was derived from those Penisaurii that Flesh battled.

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Strange alien-like life zones found beneath Antarctic glacier

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Re: Masters of existence

Don't forget "Sea monkey's" or brine shrimp if you rather.

Their encysted eggs will hatch in brine after being dried out for two years, as I am told.

The cysts will survive temps as low as -190 C and as high as +105 C.

That's pretty extreme.

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Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

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Re: Much needed publicity for energy storage at last! @Richard L

I agree with your comments.

Energy storage devices such as Tesla's can only be considered "Green" when charged during the day because the power from Solar and Wind only occurs during daytime hours.

Almost the same amount of traditional generation capacity will still need to be available to replace renewable energy as most of the world just does not get enough sunshine and wind every day.

Apparently the "Greens" and politicians still don't understand that the wind does not blow all the time and sometimes it is dark outside.

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UK exam board wants kids to be able to Google answers

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Re: lmgtfy - why not go full retard

Too Late, they are already there.

Note to self, the movie "Idiocracy" is not really a documentary; it just seems that way.

If I say that many many times, I will eventually believe it.

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Why the US government reckons it should keep phone network kill-switches a secret

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Re: Do we really need to tell the enemy what our plans are? @ P.Lee

The fact is that the public does not "need" to know everything that a government does or when they are going to do it.

You are just giving away your plans and might as well just call the enemy (whomever that may be) and tell them exactly what you are going to do.

We can see that for at least the past 5 years, that "social media" has been the coordinating method for riots and unrest everywhere in the world.

What kind of idiot would think we don't already have a plan to shutdown all communication across the country or specific regions? We've had that ability with POT's service since the 1950's.

Shutting down or jamming cell service is an extension of that capability.

Many so called "Journalists" are nothing more than instigators these days. Why would you trust them? Their trust approval is as low as politicians.

BTW, there wouldn't be any Internet or "free Wifi" if there was a nationwide shutdown of communications, the fiber backbone would go dark too!

Any "citizen" using cell jammers might think twice as thats a Federal crime, they ARE going to triangulate your position and they will find you.

Of more importance, how about taking some personal responsibility for your own actions or lack of same instead of rioting? That single mother from Baltimore should go after the rest of those idiots and give them a good bitchslappin too!

If you won't go to school, how do you learn? If you don't even try educate yourself (because it's not "Cool") you can't blame anyone but yourself if you can't find a job as your "problems" are the result of a self fullfilling prophecy. No education, no job. How is that anyone elses problem but your own? If you don't respect anyone, why should you get respect? If you won't work, why should I or anyone else give you a job or any income? Get off your lazy ass and WORK if you need money.

The government is not the root of our problems, we are. We have overcompensated for 50 years and created several generations of "infants" that think the whole world should be handed to them on a silver platter. When they don't get their way, they throw a temper tantrum. They need to grow up and learn that their actions put them where they are now and they can't keep blaming everyone else.

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Do we really need to tell the enemy what our plans are?

Eff all this idiocy. Namby Pamby IDIOTS have been clamoring for the government to divulge state secrets and rules of engagement for far too long. We can't win if you tell everyone exactly what we intend to do.

The enemy (whom ever you want them to be) should not get our battle plans and other state secrets emblazoned on any web page or a white paper or put in the Code of Federal Register for all to see.

Of course THIS administration has done everything it can to assure the failure of any military action as they are diametrically opposed to the military and even sympathize with the enemy.

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Re: Jack Bauer....@phil dude

I dunno...wrap the whole thing in tinfoil perhaps?

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This is Spartan? No, it's Microsoft Edge, Son of Internet Explorer

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Re: Edge?

The Samsung Edge phone is designed to showcase "bendy" display technology just like their curved Ultra HD TV's. The fact that the "Edge" of the display functions as a notification area is only a secondary benefit. All MS and Samsung share is a generic name.

It's not a bad phone, just expensive but hardly as pretentious and useless as Apples iWatch. The only issue I see is that the curved edge of the phone will be easy to break and it will be difficult to provide a protective case for it while still seeing the notification area.

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Re: Close, but still no cigar @Paul Crawford

Perhaps it is due to their want to push Win 10 and Win phone as the same platform. All the other Microsoft OS's have been announced as obsolete already. The idea of write once, run anywhere is a good concept if it can be accomplished and if continued and maintained; could be a powerful reason to upgrade to Win 10 for the enterprise customer.

IE was always too deeply integrated into the OS in previous versions and would require major changes of obsolete OS software to work on these older systems.

I don't see Safari for Windows coming out anytime soon. Chrome is already an OS and a browser so it can run on the older and newer Windows systems or by itself on a Chromebook.

The idea of apps that run in both Microsofts and Googles playgrounds is a powerful advantage to the developers out there. I hope it works.

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New EU security strategy: Sod cyber terrorism, BAN ENCRYPTION

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Re: Deactivated @ David H

"Deactivation" of a "Fully Automatic" weapon here in the States "usually" means that someone took a cutting torch and burned through the reciever of the gun, rendering it useless.

Many times they cut right through them leaving two pieces.

I think you could tell it was deactivated.

Id be more concerned about an "Airsoft" replica of an AK type gun. They look exactly like the gun except they don't shoot bullets, just plastic BB's.They are everywhere here.

If you pointed that at a cop, he/she would likely consider you armed with a real weapon.

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Today, the US govt must explain why its rules on shutting down whole cell networks are a secret

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Re: Baltimore...I call BS Fatman

The cops in Baltimore can only be faulted for the bad collar of Gray and listening the the standdown order from the Mayor. Take your BS elsewhere, anything these cops did or used is COMPLETELY justified by the actions of the rioters.

The Baltimore Police showed remarkable restraint given the circumstances of these riots that are ona scale close to the Watts Riots that spead across the country in the late '60's. They are only "militarized" to protect themselves from murderers that feel they can act with impunity.

However, that still does not exonerate the looters and swarms that attacked various commercial companies and the Mall in Baltimore.

Those scum should have all been arrested and locked up. Some should have been shot dead on the spot. If "Black lives matter" it is SURELY not these lives that do as the thugs drove stolen cars into the police. That is assault with a deadly weapon for sure..

The scum that shot the two Police Officers in New York City came from the gangs of Baltimore.

The rioters not only threw rocks like softball size at the cops but they also committed arson several times. They give up ALL rights when they do that and they are fair game especially when they invoke the movie "The Purge" (look it up in IMDB) by calling for a "Purge" in a flyer that was distributed amongst high schools to stir the unrest.

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ESPN sues Verizon: People picking their own TV channels? NOOoo!

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Re: You CAN give up ESPN...

THAT would be unfair and likely a monopoly. You don't HAVE to carry anything but ABC legally.

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>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas

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There's a reason they are called "Analysts"

Because they are always up your ass about results they made up, love "brown" numbers that usually reek of where they were picked from and are usually full of S%it.

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UK rail signals could be hacked to cause crashes, claims prof

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Re: Ageing? Electromechanical Controls

1950's era Electromechanical Controls are pretty much immune to hacking because there is no computer or PLC that needs to communicate with anything. Direct sabotage is possible but more difficult, unless some thieves steal all the wires for scrap value.

They also have the benefit of being less susceptible to EMP than electronics.

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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Re: Nibbled to death by an okapi

"Too BIG, too sly, too money - In the words of The Dammed: Smash It Up!"

You mean like the European Union and the corrupt EUC????????

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Re: So what next? Dogged or should I say Doggerel

Never said Filthy, Dogged. Just said Euro and that is quite enough of a four letter word for now.

I know you don't like my opinion but unlike European law, we have this thing called the First Amendment that protects "Free Speech". (I know thats a foreign concept to you since you only regurgitate what you're told to say)

All my comments regarding Google are REPLYS to articles and posts that deliberately or not, single out American companies like Google for criticism and legal censure by the EU & EUC. That's not the definition of trolling now is it? You must be responding to your own guilt.

If that makes my comments to have been directed at "Filthy Euros" as you say in your post, then lets be blunt. They are directed at the EU & EUC and EVERY one of their legal "decisions" smell funny. Just like bribery and influence peddling on the behalf of the Fair Search Alliance. And if you were even trying to be honest about it you would agree.

Never said the US does not have stupid laws, but that's not the subject of these posts, is it Dogged?

We have LOTS of stupid laws, many on the books are simply unenforceable for their antiquity.

American companies break the law all the time but not in THIS case Dogged. And they are not the subjects of these posts are they?

Google has done nothing illegal, only perhaps their results in some circumstances are questionable and that question would not have even been brought up if it weren't for the undue and illegal influence peddling of the people behind the Fair Search Alliance who are trying to get Googles search algorithims exposed. As if.....and there is the reason for my statement that there is a "continental case of sour grapes"

None of them can create a search product that even comes close to Googles so they bribe, whine, lie, cheat and sabotage Google at every opportunity.

And while we are at it, there are a few British companies over here like National Grid, BAE and BP that DEFINITELY have not exactly been known for good business practices.

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Oh Em Pee! Giant Android tinkles on Apple in Google Maps graffiti

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I hope Apple is

not afraid of a "wee" little Android logo.

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SUPERVOLCANIC MAGMA reservoir BUBBLING under Yellowstone Park

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A Yellowstone eruption would definitely

be a world extinction event. If that or any of the other super volcanoes erupted just the ash clouds alone would cover the northern hemisphere in a week or two. It wouldn't be a month before they would cover the Earth and block out all the light. I don't expect thats conducive to horticulture.

I think thats enough reason to "let sleeping dogs lie" and forget trying to drill a geothermal well into the magma chamber area.

If nothing else, for purely selfish reasons as I and several hundred million people are living downwind of it.

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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Re: Inspiring Entrepreneurs

The brother of a dear friend of mine who has since passed away; blew the cornice of the building (of the college dorm he stayed in) completely off while making nitro and waiting for it to cool. Obviously this was back in the early 1940's or he would have been branded a criminal.

Sometimes the best scientists are just normal people who ignore the rules that were put in place by lesser men.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Re: Everything they've done since the Ribbon was terrible.

Definitely Art History, just the type to be a politician.

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